Kgalema Motlanthe, (born July 19, , Alexandra township, Johannesburg, South Africa), South African politician who served as deputy president of South. While working for the Johannesburg City Council in the s, Kgalema Motlanthe was recruited into Umkhonto weSizwe (MK), the then armed wing of the ANC. A profile of South Africa’s Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, who by Ebrahim Harvey called Kgalema Motlanthe: A political biography.

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The Public Prosecutor’s report did not implicate either of the two. Deputy President of the African National Congress — For a while at least it seems that Motlanthe was bewitched by Mbeki’s views on the aetiology of AIDS and the toxicity and lack of efficacy of anti-retrovirals.

Profile: South Africa’s Kgalema Motlanthe

These years, he later told O’Malley, were the “most enriching” of his life. The paper stated that Gugu Mtshali, Motlanthe’s partner, was involved in a million rand bribe to obtain support for a South African company that was attempting to sell helicopters to Iran in violation of sanctions. Thabo Mbeki kgalena him minister without portfolio in July He has two younger brothers, Tlatlane Ernest and Lekota Sydney.

In an attempt to clear his name, he took the matter to the Public Prosecutor to investigate. Therefore it remains one of the many causes and not the sole cause of AIDS and therefore the response to AIDS is informed by that totally, that there is ongoing research work by scientists to try and isolate this virus.

Motlanteh was Gwede Mantashe who said that it was a measure of the buography that he could allow a strong critic of the ANC to write his biography. The Presidency — Republic of South Africa.


Petrus Kgalema Motlanthe was born in Alexandra Township on July 19kgaema oldest boy of his parents’ six children. Inhe married Mapula Mokate, from Sophiatown. The question remains whether this loyal party apparatchik will be able to provide the leadership this country so desperately needs?

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Archived from the original on 19 August The Protection of State Information Billanother highly contentious issue, was strongly opposed by the official opposition, the media and the public.

The couple have two children, Kagiso and Kgomotso. The unit was later instructed to transform its function from recruitment to sabotage. Retrieved 25 September It was indicative of his ability to avoid burning bridges that he was nominated for a top six position by both the Zuma and Mbeki camps ahead of Polokwane.

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In earlyfollowing the ANC’s decision to embark on a comprehensive roll-out of anti-retroviral treatment Motlanthe’s views seem to have shifted completely. Now there are people who are driven by pharmaceuticals who say that that question must never be mtlanthe because pharmaceuticals produce drugs on the basis that HIV causes AIDS, period.

Secretary-General of the African National Congress — He strongly denied that he succumbed to political pressure from the ANC. The truth of the matter is that if they were to admit that indeed no such thing has happened, I mean it would cause serious reverberations across the scientific world The Island leadership, Motlanthe part of it, decided to deploy trusted cadres to help build the union and ensure that it developed [in a] progressive direction.

He was sentenced to a term of 10 years at Robben Islandthe prison where Nelson Mandela had been incarcerated since The formative influence in his early years was the church. In an interview with O’Malley conducted in August Motlanthe bikgraphy the causal link between HIV and AIDS and also referred repeatedly to the fact that the virus had allegedly never been isolated:.


He has been a regular contributor to the country’s leading newspapers since He was instrumental in founding the township of Daveyton in where he ran a funeral parlour and a general dealership. Archived from the original on 5 December In the heated party leadership contest between Mbeki and Jacob ZumaMotlanthe emerged as a figure whose loyalty to the ANC was respected by both factions.

Jacob Zuma — Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka — By December Motlanthe had not moved that far away from his earlier stance. Thank You for Your Contribution! In early he told Carol Paton of the Financial Mail that “this rot is across the board. Motlanthe told an ANC audience: He told Jimmy Seepe: The paradox was that the policy of cadre deployment driven by Motlanthe and others was primarily responsible for this decay setting in.

It is the only cause of AIDS and that’s it. Where he came to distinguish himself in the last few years of Mbeki’s rule was in his outspoken despair at the corruption blography had set in across party and state, particularly at local government level. Leaders Secretary-General — S.

President Jacob Zuma chose him for the position of Deputy president a position he held until motlanyhe Kgalema would be the only male in the family who did not end up working for the company at one point or another.